Joy

'Joy' refers to the intent and inspiration that underlies so much of the music on this disc - and it gives us an appreciation of how music formed the backdrop to people's lives in the Middle Ages.

'Joy' refers to the intent and inspiration that underlies so much of the music on this disc. From the piety and reverence of the carols, the longing and even bitterness of Landini and Machaut, to the soaring, joyous beauty of Hildegarde von Bingen, the effect and intent of this music is ultimately to uplift the soul.

This collection of devotional music gives us an appreciation of how music formed the backdrop to people's lives in the Middle Ages.

Artist

Pastance

Pastance came together in 1993 to perform Mediaeval and Renaissance music. Pastance has performed for the early music fraternity but also for a wide range of audiences, from folk festivals and formal concerts to schools, corporate feasts and open air markets.


Press quotes

“on the whole stylishly performed ... an attractive anthology.”

— Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review, UK

“Both the production quality and the performances are first rate and Pastance is an ensemble who show that Australia can produce excellent product in this field. A joyous experience!”

— Mark Norton, Queensland Pride

“... sensitive and beautfully balanced. RATING: 4 out of 5.”

— Chris Copas, Northern Territory News

Track Listing

De Spiritu Sancto (Hildegarde von Bingen)
Dame, vostre doulze viaire Comment qu'a moy (Guillaume de Machaut)
Personet hodie (Anonymous)
Ochi dolenti mie (Francesco Landini)
Eya, martyr Stephane (Anonymous)
Senti tu d'amour (Donata da Firenze)
Ochi dolenti mie (Francesco Landini)
Alleluia (A. Cronin)
Now well may we mirthes make (Anonymous)
Cara mie donna (Francesco Landini)
Tres douce dame (Machaut)
Veni, electa mea (York Fragments)
Nowell sing we (Anonymous)
Puzzle canon (John Dunstable)
Mariam matrem virginem (Anonymous)
If love now reigned (King Henry VIII)
The Death of Queen Jane (Traditional)
La Magdelena - Basse dance (Pierre Attaingant)
Black is the colour (Traditional)
Time stands still (John Dowland)
O Virtus Sapientiae (Von Bingen)

Where to buy

Joy can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Category
Early music
Catalogue number
MCD 129
Alternate catalogue number
MCD129
Barcode
EAN 9314574012927